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  • Book Prize
1/03/2021

Call for nominations closed

The nomination process for our 2021 ICON•S Book Prize is now closed. We thank you for your wonderful nominations. The 2021 ICON•S Book Prize Committee will now review the nominated books. This year’s Book Prize will be awarded at the “ICON·S Mundo”, the Society’s next global meeting. Stay tuned.

  • ICON•S Live
1/03/2021

Upcoming discussion with Hélène Landemore

In her new book “Open Democracy”, Hélène Landemore proposes a new paradigm of democracy—one in which power is accessible to ordinary citizens rather than exclusively accessible to elites. Landemore proposes that political institutions should center around what she calls the “open mini-public” (a large, jury-like body of randomly selected citizens gathered to define laws and…

  • Chapters
  • Events
  • ICON•S Italy
17/02/2021

Right, Duty, Emergency, Conflict: The COVID-19 Vaccine from a Public Law Perspective

ICON•S Italy will host an online event organized in co-operation with LUISS (Centro Bachelet e Centro di studi sul Parlamento) on ‘Right, duty, emergency, conflict: the COVID-19 vaccine from a public law perspective’. Michele Massa will introduce the topic and discuss it with Carlo Casonato, Alessandra Pioggia and Lorenzo Rampa. Q&A with the audience will…

  • Call
  • Governance
18/01/2021

Join the ICON·S Secretariat!

ICON·S invites expressions of interest to join the Secretariat. The Secretariat consists of a team of scholars who, on a voluntary basis, manage the operations of the Society under the leadership of two Co-Presidents, both supported by one Secretary General and one Deputy Secretary General. Scholars around the world are invited to express an interest in…

  • ICON•S Live
11/01/2021

Register now!

We are pleased to announce our first ICON•S Live event in 2021! Join us in a live discussion of Hélène Landemore’s new book “Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the Twenty-First Century” with the author, Roberto Gargarella (Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina), Adrienne Stone (University of Melbourne, Australia), Nadia Urbinati (Columbia University, USA), Rachael Walsh (Trinity College…

  • Book Prize
Book Prize Call for Nominations
6/01/2021

The nomination process is now open

ICON • S is pleased to open the Call for Nominations for its fourth annual Book Prize. In line with the Society’s mission, the Prize will be awarded to an outstanding book or books in the field of public law, understood as a field of knowledge that transcends dichotomies between the national and the international as well…

  • ICON•S Live
  • YouTube
23/11/2020

New YouTube Video Available

Check out the latest addition to our YouTube channel! Our co-President Lorenzo Casini interviews Marta Cartabia about her experiences as Judge and the first female President of the Italian Constitutional Court. You can access the video here.

  • Chapters
2/11/2020

Join Us in Welcoming ICON·S Spain!

We are delighted to share that the Society has accepted the establishment of the Spanish chapter within ICON·S ! #Bienvenida Further information is available here.

  • Chapters
27/10/2020

New Chapter Established!

ICON•S is pleased to announce the establishment of a new chapter: ICON•S Malta You can learn more about our latest chapter here.

  • Conference
3/04/2020

2020 Conference Postponed to 2021

Dear Members of ICON·S, As you know, our Annual Conference this year on “Public Law, (Dis)trust and Dissent” was scheduled to be held in Wrocław, Poland, from July 9-11, 2020. The Call for Panels and Papers was an extraordinary success, with hundreds of submissions and an overall number of over 1200 projected participants. The unexpected…